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ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search Consolidated Information and Help Thread

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ITA Matrix Search: http://matrix.itasoftware.com

You can sometimes see flights, fares and detailed fare rules that may not be reflected on an airline's website. Please read the thread for some tips and tricks, screen shots, etc.

A related thread, ITA-Matrix-PowerTools - Userscript for Orbitz/DL/UA/AA/BA/CZ/IB/LA/LH/LX/TK, discusses a user script which is maintained by fellow flyertalk members to enhance the already powerful Matrix of ITA Software by providing new features and booking links.

Additional details and tips on the use of ITA's advanced routing code feature can be found in the following long-standing Mileage Run Discussion threads:

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Old Sep 2, 13, 11:47 am
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Still seeing it on Chrome. Have to use IE - ugh!
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Old Sep 4, 13, 8:22 am
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I just updated chrome on my Mac and am having no problems. No problems on my iPad either.
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Old Oct 14, 13, 8:20 pm
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Question ITA - End of Schedule booking UA

Hi,
I saw ITA can price UA ATL - HNL deal for September 13 to September 20 (2014), but I can't find where to book it. The return is out of 330 days so united.com and by telephone don't work.
Does anyone know where to book it or why ITA shows price? Ita only shows price for United not the other airlines
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Old Oct 14, 13, 8:22 pm
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ITA prices it because UA has already published the schedule for those dates. You may want to try using Hipmunk to force UA.sux to price the itin.
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Old Oct 14, 13, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by PVDtoDEL View Post
ITA prices it because UA has already published the schedule for those dates. You may want to try using Hipmunk to force UA.sux to price the itin.
Thanx. Hipmunk is not even showing September 2014.
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Old Oct 21, 13, 4:58 pm
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Discrepancy between ITA and Sabre?

I'm finding that ITA seems to be off by $9 on YYZ->LAX.

I've been specifically looking at 12/30, and on AA. ITA prices at $396, but, AA/Travelocity/etc price at $405. Not a big deal generally, but, since I wanted to use US Bank Flexperks for booking that has a reward chart where anything above $400 requires an extra 10K points (which has a value up to $200 if used properly), it's rather disappointing to say the least. Or more accurately said, it's making the plan to use the flexpoints a 'no go'.

Kind of curious what's causing the $9 difference? Some 'booking fee' that ITA isn't accounting for? Even confirmed with travel agent that fare is: AA NA30ERC1, but, she get's $405.13 and ITA reports $395.50

Regardless I guess I really can't do much for getting my Flexperks redemption to come in under $400, but, still awfully curious as to where this difference is coming in. In the past ITA has matched up exactly...in my experience anyway.
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Old Oct 21, 13, 6:37 pm
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I think I see where the issue may be.

Some mismatch on exchange rate.

If I price in CAD, then prices match up exactly. Seems ITA uses an FX rate that is more closer to actual rate vs the booking sites I guess (CAD/USD: 1.036 vs 1.012)
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Old Oct 21, 13, 7:50 pm
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Originally Posted by thehawk75 View Post
Kind of curious what's causing the $9 difference?
There is a difference in applicable taxes, depending on the POS ($395 USD for POS CA and $405 for POS US).

You can change the POS option on the Matrix website to see the difference.
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Old Oct 22, 13, 12:53 pm
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ITA VS airline web site

ITA matrix today shows seattle to Fort Lauderdale at 346 rt on United, then on Delta 376 rt

dates of travel

1219 leave Seattle
12/28 return


I went to Unitef and Delta's web sites and I am getting over $1000 rt...

anyone else getting this wide margins

thanks alot
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Old Oct 26, 13, 12:43 pm
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ITA has become much less efficient lately. It is usually quite slow on refreshing its pricing.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 6:49 pm
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Exclamation ITA software showing available, airline website does not

I found a cheap fare on Turkish Airlines on ITA software. But it's not on the Turkish Airlines website, for the exact day and time. Orbitz also shows it available until I click, then it says the fare is no longer available. I keep trying but both ITA and TK/Orbitz websites are giving me the same results. Does that mean ITA software is showing a fare that is not really available? The fare classes are Q and M. Can anyone help me understand this please?

Note that this is a direct flight from LAX to IST.

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Old Oct 30, 13, 6:41 pm
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It happens often.
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Old Nov 14, 13, 3:09 pm
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ITA: Market Flights

How do you restrict certain codeshares from showing up in a search?

Ex.
ORD->HEL

I want a flight not marketed by AA on any leg. In addition, I'd like at least one leg on AY. How would I code this?
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Old Nov 15, 13, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by discoseal View Post
How do you restrict certain codeshares from showing up in a search?

Ex.
ORD->HEL

I want a flight not marketed by AA on any leg. In addition, I'd like at least one leg on AY. How would I code this?
If I understood what you're asking for, then I think you want:

~AA* AY ~AA*

which means "zero or more flights marketed by anyone other than AA, followed by one flight marketed by AY, followed by zero or more flights marketed by anyone other than AA". Basically, it says that if you have any flights before or after the AY flight, they can't be marketed by AA.
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Old Nov 15, 13, 8:07 am
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Whoops, I meant not operated by AA on any leg, not marketed. Sorry about that.
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